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After weeks of being cooped up in our house through COVID-19, we escaped to the beach for some much-needed sunshine, fresh air, and sand between our toes! Check out our farmstead stay and time in the gulf.

our 2020 family vacation

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Safe Sun + Sunscreen Go-To

Safe sun exposure and our go-to sunscreen. Vitamin D is essential to our health and I can’t stress enough the importance of knowledge on it!

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Freedom From Toxic Beauty

Because beauty should be good for you! I couldn’t be happier to finally join Beautycounter’s fight for safety and freedom from harmful ingredients.

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Scott + Haley | Engaged

A stunning bride and groom to-be, three gorgeous outfit choices, and so much fun together at this summer engagement session. I can’t wait for Scott + Haley’s December wedding!

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Peter + Lydia | Married

A Peoria, Illinois Summer Wedding at Sacred Heart Church and Mansion on Moss. This day was so special to be a part of!

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Our 2020 Family Vacation

After weeks of being cooped up in our house through COVID-19, we escaped to the beach for some much-needed sunshine, fresh air, and sand between our toes! Check out our farmstead stay and time in the gulf.

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Billy + Kristin | Engaged

I can’t say enough about this couple and this session! They are truly effortless in front of the camera. It doesn’t take much to make Kristin laugh, and Billy compliments her every move so well.

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Peter + Lydia | Engaged

An end-of-summer engagement session in Peoria, Illinois. These two are tying the knot in just a few weeks and I can’t wait!

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Cloth Diaper Venture

Jairus has been rocking the cloth-diaper bum for the better part of this year now and I finally feel like less of a rookie capable of writing about how it’s going! My biggest reasons why are the impact of disposables in our landfills, the chemicals in disposable diapers, and long-term: the money we could be […]

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Two Years of Marriage // Our Anniversary

We didn’t imagine celebrating two years in quarantine, but we still have much to celebrate. Two years ago we gained our oneness under a desert sunrise, and it has been an amazing ride so far. This morning, our flight should be landing in Seattle to spend the first weekend away together exploring a new place, […]

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ONE Year Old // Our Jairus Michael

Happy FIRST birthday to our sweet one-year-old! One year has come and gone so fast. So crazy that one year ago tonight (after your fast and furious entry into the world), we were holding you for hours, studying you and wondering who you might be… our perfect Earth Day baby boy. Honestly, this birthday has […]

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Fueled by equal parts passion and knowledge, I spend my days raising boys, educating myself and empowering others on healthy living, and capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down.

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